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Mitsubishi Recalls Nearly 4,000 Outland Electric Hybrid SUVs

Latest recall affecting its motor controller adds to the Outland's troubles after Mitsubishi reported flaws in lithium-ion batteries used in the model.

Published: 24-Apr-2013

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. recalled almost 4,000 of its Outlander plug-in hybrid sport-utility vehicles in Japan because of a possible defect with the auto’s motor controls computer program.

The automaker called back 3,839 of the SUVs because the vehicle’s computer control system may not function properly, Namie Koketsu, a spokeswoman for Tokyo-based Mitsubishi, said by telephone today. No injuries or accidents have been reported, she said.

Today’s recall adds to the hybrid’s woes after Mitsubishi in March reported flaws in lithium-ion batteries used in the model. The company said it is investigating and hasn’t announced a recall over battery malfunctions.

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